Let It Rain: As The Weather Hits, The Winter Warming Centers Settle Into Rhythm
Two winters ago, the text message came late at night, even as buckets of rain and slamming gusts of wind blew around the darkness outside. “I can’t stand it. I’m so worried about the homeless people caught out in this. What can we do for them?!” In the last two […]
Just Gettin’ Warmed Up!
No longer can it be said that West Sacramento has never had overnight sheltering for its homeless. The Coalition’s first rotating Winter Warming Centers launched on Dec. 2 with five sites, over a dozen participating churches and over a hundred trained volunteers eager to pour out a new generation of […]
Breakthrough: Winter Warming Centers Make Their Debut on Dec. 2
Now we’ve got a ballgame. With approval from the Yolo County Board of Supervisors and the West Sacramento City Council this week, the Mercy Coalition’s Winter Warming Centers pilot program was formally green-lighted for 2018-19. The program begins Dec. 2, initially utilizing five different church sites to provide overnight shelter […]
“This Is the Moment”: Coalition Poised for Winter Warming Centers Pilot Program
For decades, winter storms and dropping temperatures in West Sacramento have brought deep concern for the city’s homeless population. Numerous sheltering efforts have been begun and ultimately waylaid, abandoned, found to be too cost-prohibitive, or entangled in zoning or neighborhood opposition. In 2018-19, the Mercy Coalition’s churches and partners are […]
5 Years, 60,000 Lunches … and Counting
Congratulations to our incredible lunch crews, who have now provided a free lunch to the homeless every single weekday for five years! That’s multiple churches teaming together to provide over 60,000 lunches (as well as jackets, socks, books, and even toys for children as available). “I love working with […]
Rockin’ the City of Mercy!
A huge thank you to all our guests, partners, and contributors at our inaugural City of Mercy Dinner! The Collings Teen Center rocked with West Sacramento’s incredible spirit of can-do, and the result was a big push forward in caring for the homeless and poor in our community. If you […]
That’s 50 more pounds of food … a day!
Back up the truck, folks. The Mercy Coalition this month was accepted as a partner in the Yolo Food Bank’s Grocery Recovery program, an award that will make available 50 additional pounds of food every weekday for the Coalition to distribute to West Sacramento’s homeless and poor. The 50 pounds […]
Our Online Giving Portal Is Open!
Now you can help care for West Sacramento’s homeless with the click of a button. The Coalition’s online giving portal opened in January 2017, and with it you can give a one-time gift, schedule regular gifts, or direct funds to a specific campaign, such as our funding of emergency […]
Now That’s A Winter Warmup
For the third straight December, West Sac churches and community members hosted a special holiday meal and resource event for the homeless and the underprivileged in our community. The Winter Warmup brought volunteers of all ages from around the city, and gave away scores of jackets, tarps, beanies, gloves, […]